Posts tagged "Jorge Soler"

Elliot Soto: The Prospect Next Door

Elliot Soto: The Prospect Next Door
Emerging from the clubhouse at Principal Park in Des Moines, IA, a slight look of surprise was detected on the face of Elliot Soto. Not that Soto didn’t deserve the attention, but on a roster that contained major league players such as Jeimer Candelario and Tommy LaStella, along with prospects such as Victor Caratini, Chesny... Read more »

The Non-Linear Ascent of Seth Frankoff

The Non-Linear Ascent of Seth Frankoff
Observing the Cubs over the past few seasons, it’s kind of hard not to get the sense of talented newcomers whizzing their way up the charts and assisting the big league club in a winning season. But not all prospects have such a rise through the system, as Cubs president Theo Epstein noted shortly after... Read more »

Cubs News and Notes: Baseball Season's Here Again

Cubs News and Notes: Baseball Season's Here Again
This is the last news and notes article before the regular season begins. If you’re interested to see my (and the rest of the Cubs Den staff) predictions look here. With less than a week of Spring Training to go, it’s time for various media outlets to begin making predictions. ESPN asked: “Are the Cubs... Read more »
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The Den Podcast - Ep 7: New Cubs, Old Cubs, Rule 5, Hottest of Hot Stoves, and Mailbag

The Den Podcast - Ep 7: New Cubs, Old Cubs, Rule 5, Hottest of Hot Stoves, and Mailbag
Myles and John talk about the reliever market, the Rule 5 draft, Jake Arrieta’s extension talks and Fowler to the Red Birds. (Jared totally called that on a previous episode by the way.) We also open up the newly formed The Den Mailbag to answer your questions. Myles gets a bit heated on one. Be... Read more »

The Marathon: Cubs 8, Pirates 7

The Marathon: Cubs 8, Pirates 7
This game was nuts. It was long, had #drama, and was long. Did I mention it was long? It’s now a day after this game started as a I write this. I don’t know what you do if you’re the Pirates. It was going to hurt for either team to lose a game as long... Read more »

Game 120 Preview: Cubs vs Brewers @1:20pm

Game 120 Preview: Cubs vs Brewers @1:20pm
What a week it’s been. First, the Cubs drop the final two games in the set against the divisional rival Cardinals. Then, they rebound to take 3 games in 2 days against the Brewers putting themselves in a position to sweep the 4 game set at home. And Rizzo made an insanely awesome catch. What’s that?... Read more »
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[Insert Soler Pun Here] - Cubs 6, Brewers 1

[Insert Soler Pun Here] - Cubs 6, Brewers 1
I don’t like the pun that goes along with Jorge’s power and bat speed. You know the one. And if you like it, that’s totally fine. I’m not judging at all. It’s just not for me. But regardless, he did some awesome stuff tonight at the plate. Brewer starter, Jimmy Nelson, had a rough beginning... Read more »

Game 118 Preview: Cubs vs Brewers @7:05pm CST

Game 118 Preview: Cubs vs Brewers @7:05pm CST
I’m a little steamed right now. It actually has nothing to do with baseball but, at this moment, this is the only outlet I have to voice my frustration. So, I beg of you, indulge me for a minute before I get to the preview. I take my dog, Bunk, to doggie daycare about twice a... Read more »

Szcz The Day: Cubs 13, Cardinals 2

Szcz The Day: Cubs 13, Cardinals 2
In an afternoon game following a late night extra inning win, the Cubs had several key arms in their bullpen unavailable and were resting their usual lead off batter, Dexter Fowler, so this was a game that pretty easily would have been forgiven for not going the Cubs’ way. After all, it’s well known by... Read more »
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Another One Bites the Dust: Cubs 4, Athletics 0

Another One Bites the Dust: Cubs 4, Athletics 0
To answer the question preemptively, yes, the Queen song was on the Billboard Top 100 in 1981 – the year of today’s throwback uniforms, and yes, I had to look it up to make sure. And no, I wasn’t alive yet that year. I came into the world in the same year as Eye of... Read more »